New TransAtlantic Video and the Elegance of Second Nature

Radiant Records posted this just today.  Well worth watching and admiring.


Album cover of the year?  Rivaled only by Cosmograf's Capacitor.
Album cover of the year? Rivaled only by Cosmograf’s Capacitor.

Also, though I will offer a proper review soon, let me take this moment to praise the new Flying Colors’ album, Second Nature.  I thought the first album was a great AOR album.  It’s become my oldest son’s favorite album (all of the Birzers love everything Morse does, to be completely honest).  For me, it was amazing, but it should’ve and could’ve been a bit more so.

Not only is Second Nature “a bit more so,” it’s a HUGE bit more so.  I’m not even sure quite how to label it except as proggy-AOR or gospel AOR.

The song writing is excellent, but what really makes the album is the intertwining of McPherson’s and Morse’s vocals.  They seemed a bit stilted as a team on the first album.  On this album, they’ve clearly discovered how to play off of each other, to better the other.

The end result of Second Nature is something that can only be described as elegant.

Radiant Records Sale: Neal Morse’s Autobiography TESTIMONY

Neal Morse's autobiography, TESTIMONY.
Neal Morse’s autobiography, TESTIMONY.

I devoured Morse’s autobiography a few years ago.  It’s excellent.  This week, Radiant is offering it in a variety of formats for very reasonable prices.

To order it, go here:

Neal Morse and Radiant Records News

Radiant Records

Hello all,

Greetings from Team Morse! We’re all so excited around here for Neal’s upcoming release – we can’t wait for you to hear this new album!

Pre-orders for “Songs From November” begin TOMORROW (Tuesday, July 22 at 10am CST). Neal will be autographing the first 100 copies, so don’t wait to grab yours!!


PLUS, all orders over $60 will receive 15% off TOMORROW and WEDNESDAY ONLY, so be sure to check out the rest of our store while you’re there! 



The new album, set to be released on August 19, 2014, is said to be Neal’s, “singer-songwriter – ‘feel good’ album”. Full of strong melodies and powerfully personal stories, it’s not the prog album you might expect from the progmeister – these songs are from Neal’s mellower, simpler side. In the words of one reviewer, ‘Songs From November’ is, “more in the vein of 1999’s S/T cd and 2001’s ‘It’s Not Too Late’ … despite the lack of Prog moments, this album is every bit Neal Morse.”

Fans of anything Neal Morse will not want to miss out on this one! Grab yours tomorrow at, where sound samples of the album will soon be available as well!


Megan Batista, Radiant Records